XAT 2018: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates, How to Apply

XAT 2018: Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2018) is a national level test for providing admissions to management courses in 156 B schools all over India. The XAT examination is conducted by XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) Jamshedpur every year in the month of January of next year. Thus the interested candidates can apply for the XAT 2018 once the form will be available on the official website of XAT 2018.

Here, we have provided every important and latest information regarding XAT 2018 like XAT 2018 Application FormXAT 2018 Eligibility CriteriaXAT 2018 Important DatesXAT 2018 Application FeeXAT 2018 Exam Pattern, XAT 2018 Admit Card, XAT 2018 Result and How to Apply for XAT 2018. For the notifications in details, you can go to the official website of XAT 2018.

XAT 2018 Application Form

XAT 2018 Application Form will be available in the month of August 2017 and the aspirants can apply for the same through the official website of XAT 2018 which is given below.  For more than 60 years XLRI is conducting XAT at all India level to select the most appropriate students for management education. The XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission.

Few information about XAT 2018 are given below:

  • Exam Name: Xavier Aptitude Test
  • Commonly Known As: XAT
  • Exam Type: National
  • Exam Category: Post Graduate
  • Conducting institute: XLRI Jamshedpur
  • Official website: xatonline.net.in

XAT, one of the oldest competitive examinations in the country, has always kept pace with the cutting edge testing methodology. XAT’s multidimensional testing framework, is designed to meaningfully asses the aptitude of candidates for future business success. XAT score is being used by more than 100 institutes for the admission.

XAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The interested candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria before filling up the XAT 2018 Application Form. The eligibility criteria for XAT 2018 is as follows:

  • For Human Resource Management (HRM) and Business Management (BM)

Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration or equivalent in any discipline. Those completing their final examination by June 10, 2018 may also apply. All Indian candidates must appeared for XAT 2018. However NRI and foreign candidates may apply through GMAT score( except Dubai and Kathmandu where in candidates have option of appearing for XAT 2018).

  • For General Management Programme

Recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in India/abroad with at least 5 years of managerial/supervisory experience by March 31, 2018.
Candidates may apply either through XAT 2018 or GMAT score (taken between December 01, 2015 and December 20, 2017).

XAT 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for XAT 2018 are given below:

Exam Events


Commencement of application process Wednesday, August 17, 2017
Last date of application Wednesday, November 30, 2017
Last date of late application Sunday, December 11, 2017
Downloading of admit card Tuesday, December 20, 2017
XAT 2018 exam Sunday, January 8, 2018
XAT 2018 Official Answer Key January 16, 2018
XAT 2018 OMR Sheet & Score January 21, 2018
XAT 2018 Percentile January 25, 2018

XAT 2018 Application Fee

The application fee for XAT 2018 is as follows:

Through XAT – Indian candidate:

  • 1600/- and 300/- each for every additional programme of XLRI (without late fee).
  • 2000/- and 500/- each each for every additional programme of XLRI (with late fee).

Foreign and NRI candidate: $50 and $25 for every additional programme of XLRI.

Through GMAT – Indian candidate: 2500/- (only for GMP)

NRI and Foreign candidate: 5000/- (For all programmes)

XAT 2018 Exam Pattern

The exam patter for XAT 2018 will be like this:

  • Mode of paper will be pen and paper based.
  • Duration of test will be for 210 minutes.
  • Duration for Paper I will be for 170 minutes while 35 minutes for Paper II.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
Paper Section Name No. Of Questions Time
Part 1: Verbal and Logical Ability, Decision Making, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation) Verbal and Logical Ability 24 170 Mins
Decision Making 21
Quantitative Ability and Data interpretation 27
Part 2 GK 25 35 Mins
Essay Writing 1 essay

XAT 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for XAT 2018 will be available for download from December 20, 2017 and onwards. Candidates can get their admit card/hall ticket through the official website by downloading it as there will be no hard copy to be sent to the candidates. Therefore, they need to download two copies of admit card and carry it to the test centre. Candidates must keep one copy of admit card for future use.

XAT 2018 Result

XAT final Result 2017 having percentile will get declared on January 25. The candidates can download their score card by entering their login details. The hard copy of the score card will also be sent to the candidates by the responsible authority. Earlier, XAT OMR sheet has been released on January 21, 2018. XAT 2018 result cum score card will be accepted by 156 B-schools. So the candidates can take admission in any of them.

How to Apply

The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the XAT 2017 through the official website and by following these simple steps:

  • Step I: Go to the official website of XAT 2017 which is xatonline.net.in
  • Step II: Read the given instructions very carefully.
  • Step III: Click on the link for XAT 2017 Application Form.
  • Step IV: Fill the basic details of yours.
  • Step V: Upload the scanned signature and photograph.
  • Step VI: Very carefully make the payment.
  • Step VII: Save the Confirmation Page for future use.

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